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Atlanta Pride Festival and Parade 2021

Atlanta Pride 2019

Photo Credit: Erik Meadows/CL File

Atlanta Pride 2019



Atlanta Pride Festival

The annual Atlanta Pride Festival, the largest Pride event in the Southeast and the largest event in the country to coincide with National Coming Out Day, celebrates all things LGBT. The festival weekend is jam-packed with a kickoff party and the annual Pride Parade, as well as arts, vendors, parties, and other festivities.


This year's parade and festival have been canceled.

Event (Event Cancelled)

Friday October 8, 2021 09:00 PM EDT
The Atlanta Pride Committee produces three marches and the Festival Parade during the Festival Weekend. Details of the individual marches are currently being scheduled. We appreciate your patience while we design a safe and fun festival for everyone. | more...

Event (Event Cancelled)

Saturday October 9, 2021 09:00 PM EDT
The Atlanta Pride Committee produces three marches and the Festival Parade during the Festival Weekend. Details of the individual marches are currently being scheduled. We appreciate your patience while we design a safe and fun festival for everyone. | more...

Event (Event Cancelled)

Sunday October 10, 2021 09:00 PM EDT
The Atlanta Pride Committee produces three marches and the Festival Parade during the Festival Weekend. Details of the individual marches are currently being scheduled. We appreciate your patience while we design a safe and fun festival for everyone. | more...

SEPTEMBER 15, 2021

ARTS BRIEF: Mural Unveiling for Pride Sept 19

Pride of many colors


ATLANTA PRIDE: ATLANTA (August 25, 2021) — Amid the exponential COVID-19 case growth in Georgia and the ongoing public health emergency, The Atlanta Pride Committee (APC) announced that they have canceled the Atlanta Pride Festival and Parade scheduled for October 9-10, 2021.

The Board of Directors along with the Executive Director, Jamie Fergerson, consulted with Atlanta Pride Medical Directors, Dr. Jason Schneider, and Dr. Eliot Blum, as well as renowned and internationally respected public health expert Dr. Carlos del Rio, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, leaders of local hospital systems, and other public health officials. After these consultations a review of public health data and confirming the City of Atlanta’s moratorium on issuing Class ‘A’ permits, the organization made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Atlanta Pride Festival and Parade.


About the Atlanta Pride Festival and Parade

The Atlanta Pride Festival was born in 1970 and has been an event for all Atlantans to celebrate the thriving LGBTQ+ community in Atlanta. This rainbow-clad extravaganza seeks to celebrate all points of the spectrum with vibrant costumes and attractions.

Past Coverage

OCTOBER 10, 2020

Atlanta Pride 2020 - Parade and Festival Canceled

The Pride Festival and Parade slated for October, 2020

Atlanta Pride Festival and Parade 2019

10/13/2019 12:00 PM
The 2019 Pride Parade was held on October 13, 2019. 
2014 Pride Festival

Atlanta Pride Festival and Parade 2018

10/14/2018 12:00 PM
The Atlanta Pride Parade and Festival took place October 14, 2018. 

Atlanta Pride Festival and Parade 2017

10/15/2017 12:00 PM
The 47th annual Atlanta Pride Festival returns Oct. 13-15, 2017 to celebrate all things LGBTQ

Atlanta Pride Festival and Parade 2016

10/07/2016 8:00 PM
Pride Returns to the A October 8=9. 2017. The city's celebration descends again for a weeklong party



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